University Archivist and Head of Special Collections

Aquinas Hall 101William Shepherd photo

Mr. Shepherd attended the Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP), receiving a BA in History with minors in International Studies and German in 1984, and a MA in History in 1986. He began his archival career as an intern at the Maryland State Archives in Annapolis, MD, and has been employed in Special Collections at CU since 1989, serving most recently as University Archivist and Head of Special Collections since 2019. He has created, revised, or directed the majority of the archival finding aids (or collection guides) at Catholic University, and is also the creator, editor, and a writer of the blog The Archivist’s Nook. Mr. Shepherd has also served on the editorial boards of academic publications, been a grant reviewer, and author of many articles and book reviews.